CTVA US Comedy - "Best of the West" (ABC)(1981-82) Joel Higgins, Carlene Watkins, Tom Ewell

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Best of the West (1981-82)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
references:
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BEST OF THE WEST
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Weinberger-Daniels Production
in association with
Paramount Television
for
ABC (Thursdays 8:00pm, then 8:30pm) (10Sep81-28Jan82)
ABC (Fridays)(12Feb82-26Feb82)
ABC (Mondays)(07Jun82-21Jun82)
Produced by David Lloyd, Ronald E. Frazier (prod. nos. 1-13)
Produced by David Lloyd, Dennis Klein, (prod. nos. 14-26)

US Comedy Western series 1981-82 22 episodes x 30 min color
10Sep81-23Aug82
starring
Joel Higgins as Marshal Sam Best
Carlene Watkins as Elvira Best
Tom Ewell as Doc Jerome Kullens
with
Meeno Peluce as Daniel Best
Leonard Frey as Parker Tillman
Valri Bromfield as Laney Gibbs
Tracey Walter as Frog
Macon McCalman as Mayor Fletcher

Premise:
Comedy western about the adventures of a tenderfoot and his family
in the old west.

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ABC Thursdays 8:00pm, then 8:30pm

[01] BEST OF THE WEST (pilot)
prod. no. 001
10Sep81 ABC Thur 8:00pm
produced by Ronald E. Frazier
directed by James Burrows.
Written by Earl Pomerantz.

[02] Best of the West: THE PRISONER
prod.no. 2
17Sep81 ABC Thur 8:00pm
Produced by David Lloyd, Ronald E. Frazier
Teleplay by Michael Leeson & Earl Pomerantz.
Directed by Will MacKenzie.
Guest Stars
Slim Pickens ...... Sheriff
Richard Moll ...... Prisoner
A garrulous old sheriff (Slim Pickens) takes sick on his way
through town with a prisoner leaving Sam (Joel Higgins) to
face the outlaw's mean - and - many brothers.

[03] Best of the West: MAIL ORDER BRIDE
prod. no. 008
24Sep81 ABC Thur 8:30pm (rerun 28Jan82)
produced by David Lloyd, Ronald E. Frazier
directed by Doug Rogers.
Teleplay by Earl Pomerantz.

[04] Best of the West: THE CALICO KID RETURNS
prod. no. 007
01Oct81 ABC Thur
produced by David Lloyd, Ronald E. Frazier
directed by Jeff Chambers.
writer: Mitch Markowitz

[05] Best of the West: THE REUNION
prod. no. 010
08Oct81 ABC Thur
produced by David Lloyd, Ronald E. Frazier
directed by Ed Weinberger.
Writers: Chip Keyes, Doug Keyes.

[06] Best of the West: THE HANGING OF PARKER TILLMAN, pt. 1
(on copyright description) They're hanging Parker Tillman, pt. 1
(on leader) The Necktie party, pt. 1.
prod. no. 005,
15Oct81 ABC Thur
produced by David Lloyd, Ronald E. Frazier
directed by Jeff Chambers.
Writer: Earl Pomerantz.

[07] Best of the West: THE HANGING OF PARKER TILLMAN, pt. 2
(on copyright description) They're hanging Parker Tillman, pt. 2;
(on leader) The Necktie party, pt. 2.
prod. no. 006
22Oct81 ABC Thur
produced by David Lloyd, Ronald E. Frazier
directed by Jeff Chambers.
Writer: Earl Pomerantz.

[08] Best of the West: THE NEW MARSHAL
prod. no. 011
29Oct81 ABC Thur
produced by David Lloyd, Ronald E. Frazier
directed by Tom Trbovich.
Writer: Mitch Markowitz.

[09] Best of the West: DANIEL'S FIRST LOVE
prod no. 003
05Nov81 ABC Thur
produced by David Lloyd, Ronald E. Frazier
directed by James Burrows.
Written by Earl Pomerantz.

[10]Best of the West: LANEY IN LOVE
no. 012
12Nov81 ABC Thur
produced by David Lloyd, Ronald E. Frazier
directed by Stan Daniels.
Teleplay by Sam Simon.

[11] Best of the West: THE RAILROAD
prod. no. 013
19Nov81 ABC Thur
produced by David Lloyd, Ronald E. Frazier
directed by Howard Storm.
Teleplay by Sy Rosen.

[12] Best of the West: THE NEW JAIL
prod. no. 004
26Nov81 ABC Thur
produced by David Lloyd, Ronald E. Frazier
directed by James Burrows.
Teleplay by Michael Leeson.

[13] Best of the West: A MAN, A WOMAN, AND A HORSE
prod. no. 009
17Dec81 ABC Thur
produced by David Lloyd
directed by Howard Storm.
Teleplay by Earl Pomerantz.

[14] Best of the West: FROG'S FIRST GUNFIGHT
prod. no. 14
07Jan82 ABC Thur
produced by Dennis Klein, David Lloyd
directed by Michael Lessac.
Teleplay by Earl Pomerantz.

[15] Best of the West: THE CALICO KID GOES TO SCHOOL
prod. no. 015
14Jan82 ABC Thur
produced by Dennis Klein, David Lloyd
directed by Michael Lessac.
Teleplay by Earl Pomerantz.


[16] Best of the West: TILLMAN HELD FOR RANSOM
prod. no. 016
21Jan82 ABC Thur
produced by Dennis Klein, David Lloyd
directed by Howard Storm.
Teleplay by Earl Pomerantz.

[--] 28Jan82 ABC Thur - rerun of "Mail Order Bride" (first aired 24Sep81)

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Moves to Fridays
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[17] Best of the West: THE CAVE-IN
prod. no. 017
12Feb82 ABC Fri (to be verified)
produced by Dennis Klein, David Lloyd
directed by Howard Storm.
Teleplay by David Lloyd.

[18] Best of the West: DANIEL FIGHTS A BULLY
prod. no. 018
19Feb82 ABC Fri (to be verified)
produced by Dennis Klein, David Lloyd
directed by Howard Storm.
Teleplay by Earl Pomerantz.

[19] Best of the West: THE PRETTY PRISONER
prod. no. 019
26Feb82 ABC Fri (to be verified)
produced by Dennis Klein, David Lloyd
directed by Howard Storm.
Teleplay by David Lloyd.

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Moves to Mondays
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[20] Best of the West: ELVIRA'S OLD BEAU
prod. no. 22
07Jun82 ABC Fri (to be verified)
produced by Dennis Klein, David Lloyd
directed by Stan Daniels.
Teleplay by Earl Pomerantz.

[21] Best of the West: SAM'S LIFE IS THREATENED
prod no. 20
14Jun82 ABC Fri (to be verified)
produced by Dennis Klein, David Lloyd
directed by Stan Daniels.
Teleplay by Earl Pomerantz.

[22] Best of the West: THE FUNERAL (final episode)
prod. no. 21
21Jun82 ABC Fri (to be verified)
produced by Dennis Klein, David Lloyd
directed by Ed Weinberger.
Teleplay by David Lloyd.

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